The table below shows an example of the difference between translating a document from
French into English without a dictionary("gist" machine translation) and the translation after applying a dictionary(Next generation translation).
The document is a list of actions agreed at a meeting between an English property developer and his
French builder to finish the development of a property. In this case applying the customer's own dictionary
was essential in delivering a translation that could be used for practical purposes and which enabled the
building project to be finished.
As you will see the translation before dictionaries were applied is inaccurate and confusing - so much
so that the document was unusable. However, after applying dictionaries, whilst the translation wasn't perfect, the document was perfectly usable.
For clarity, the errors in the translation before dictionaries have been applied are highlighted in red.
To review more examples of the impact that creating a dictionary can have, read this White Paper
|"Gist" machine translation
||Next generation translation
|1.0 Room 3/corridor - rez
||Room 3/corridor - garden floor
|To check the descriptions for the
luminaries - to send to Eric
||To check the descriptions for the up lights - to send to Eric
|Detail of the cabinet/piece
of furniture bathroom of approved Eric
||Detail of the bathroom cabinet and bathroom furniture
of Eric was approved
|To confirm: cupboard
pharmacy with mirror with the top of the wash-hand
basin - can one heat the mirror?
||To confirm: medicine cabinet with mirror with the top of the
wash-hand basin - can one heat the mirror?
|Could the hue of polite
cement be modified later?
||Could the hue of the polished cement be modified later?
|The color retained for polite
cement is 12 His CY030
||The color retained for the polished cement is 12 His CY030
|The sample drink floor
was approved: Natural Wood Floor company 160x120 unsealed oak - (oak not
||The wood floor sample was approved: Natural Wood Floor
company 160x120 unsealed oak - (oak not sealed) .
|Mark will obtain an additional sample and will
see whether Eric can find the same one in Switzerland.
||Mark will obtain an additional sample and will see whether
Eric can find the same one in Switzerland.
|1 armchair ok
||1 armchair ok
|Floor drink for
||Wood floor for the corridors.
|It will be necessary to center the spots of the
||It will be necessary to center the spots of the corridor
|To check height of the TV - perhaps it will be
necessary to raise it in order to be able to look it since the bed.
||To check height of the TV - perhaps it will be necessary to
raise it in order to be able to look it from the bed.
|Rack for appreciated TV
- to manufacture in oak to be matched with wood ground + mural console
||Rack for TV was appreciated - to manufacture in oak to be
matched with the wooden floor + wall console
||Sofa was approved
||The table was approved
|Luminaries on foot approved
- to make idem for the bedside lamps
||Free-standing lights were approved - to make idem for the
|Mark will subject all
the colors for confirmation
||Mark will submit all the colors for confirmation
|Fabric settee -
DG mezzola noughat - idem for curtains
||Sofa fabric - DG mezzola noughat - idem for curtains
|Sample CT 200 leather for chair
||Sample CT 200 leather for chair
|The plans of joinery
for the "kitchenette" will be sent to Eric
||The joinery plans for the “kitchenette” will be sent to Eric
|Line out modern steel with
rings steel steel wished for curtains
||Modern steel track with steel loop holes wished for curtains
|2.0 The room Media
||2.0 The Media room
|It should be reorientated the part
so that the screen TV is with the other end
||It should be reorientated the room so that the screen TV is
with the other end
|TV - Samsung HL - R718W - To check dimensions to
embed it in the wall
||TV - Samsung HL - R718W - To check dimensions to embed it in
|Not for Sisal -
gluer- gluer ok but one seeks an option softer
||Not for Sisal - color ok but one seeks a softer carpet option
environment for TV and box basic - will have to be embedded in wall
||Surround Speakers for TV and sub-woofer - will have to be
embedded in wall
|Approved settee and poufs
||Sofa and ottomans were approved
|To seek other tables
||To seek other tables
|With liked coffee table
settee and lamps
||Coffee table, sofa and lamps were liked.
|With liked storage
unit B and B Italia
||Piece of furniture of storage area B and B Italia was liked.
|The samples color will be sent in San Francisco
||The colour samples will be sent to San Francisco